Cause of IBS

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I am begining to think that IBS is a lot to do with thinking.

If you are like me and worry a lot about things I think it makes you more prone to IBS. Perhaps worry actually changes the chemistry in our bowel which is why eating certain foods suddenly becomes a problem to us.

Life is very stressful today, we were never designed to cope with so many problems coming at us from all directions. We are expected to do more and more without any consideration for ourselves.

I think it is a good idea to make time to rest without any interference from outside sources.

Switch the phone off, don't bother to answer the door and just relax a while doing what ever you want to do.

This is what I intend to try this year.

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  • Posted

    I have always been over anxious and phobic because of Aspergers Syndrome which eventually led to me getting IBS last year.
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    I completely agree and for me that is definitely true.  I do not seem to be able to stop proof of which when I had not long been out of bed and all I did was have a drink of water and take a slow walk down the doc's and my blood pressure was still 160.  I seem to be permanently stressed even when I do not feel stressed.  I have ASD too and and I have rather a Woody Allen type personality when it comes to anxiety.  His personality from his films and not his private life I might add.

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      I fully appreciate what you are saying. Some of us seem to be able to rise to any challenge but at what cost to ourselves physically and mentally.

      As you colon has a direct link to your brain, stress is a probable cause for some IBS conditions in my opinion.

      Thank you for your reply astrozombie.

      I hope you are well now.

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      Thank you

      I do not seem to have to rise that much these days for stress to kick in yet only 15 years ago I was at work Saturday eve 1am without any illness whatsoever.  There was a small group of us and even though it was work it was also like a social club. 

      I would not disagree.  A year or so ago I was so ill I could not work for the best part of the year and the thought of going outside would send me running to the bathroom.  It was ridiculous.  I am better these days as long as I am able to walk. The thought of being locked in traffic has the same effect or a bus or a train. Only walking seems to help but luckily for the past 9 months I have worked less than 3 miles away so this helps.

      I can not believe how much I have changed due to IBS. 

      I am well today but still intermittently ill and unsure if it will ever leave me now after 5 years but like so many in here it seems to be more about coping than curing. 

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    There are other factors than just mental. However, surely mental stress is a huge part in making IBS more aggravated, but not the sole cause. What's true for you, will not be the same for everyone else. It's like making the fulse assumption that everyone that has high colesterol is prone to diabetes, or pre-diabetic. Some people for whatever reason genetically produce more cholesterol in their bodies, regardless of how much exercise, or what they eat.

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